Café du Cycliste Yolande Merino jersey review

Billed as premium winter kit, the Café du Cycliste Yolande jersey is a smart looking piece, but is it a case of form over function?

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Café du Cycliste's Yolande jersey is a smart-looking winter jersey that manages to be functional despite an emphasis on design. However, the fit is not ideal, being too baggy across the front and on the arms.

Reasons to buy
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    Warm Merino fabric

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    Two zipped pockets

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    Three large rear pockets

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    Pump sleeve in the middle rear pocket

Reasons to avoid
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    Too baggy despite testing a size small

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    Wind can creep in the crux of the elbow

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    Thumb loops and elbow patches won't be to everyone's tastes

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Café du Cycliste's Yolande jersey is a hefty bit of kit, built for cold rides. It's equipped with a heavier than usual yarn to keep you warm when the temperature drops.

Style is the most noticeable aspect of the Yolande jersey: it's seriously chunky with some distinctive design elements, including elbow patches and shoulder pads.

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